Bus-crash travel agency has license revoked

The China Post
Date: March 21, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Monday revoked the business license of Iris Travel Service Co. (蝶戀花旅行社), the travel agency that organized the one-day trip that killed 33 last month.

A tour bus returning from Wuling Farm after a one-day trip that departed from Taipei the morning of Feb. 13 crashed off National Highway No. 5, killing 32 people, including the driver, and injuring 11, making it the deadliest bus accident in 30 years.

While expressing regret for the accident in the aftermath, the travel agency denied any responsibility for the poor condition of the crashed bus or the allegedly overworked driver.

At a press conference held shortly after the incident in February, the founder of the travel agency Chou Pi-tsang (周比蒼) said that the crashed bus was owned and maintained by another bus company, Yu Li Express, therefore the liability should lie with them.    [FULL  STORY]

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